With the end of the school holidays fast approaching, there’s not long to get those final back to school bits and bobs sorted.

We’ve got five ideas for some back to school crafting that could also double up as an activity to keep your kids busy for the last couple of weeks of the holidays too.

Pencil Case

This cute crochet crocodile pencil case is a fab and extra personalised addition to the school bag – a pencil case that certainly stands out from the crowd.

Top Crochet Patterns

Exercise Book Covers

Here’s some fun ideas for covering up those drab exercise books and adding a bright and beautiful touch to them! With some card or patterned papers, some double-sided tape and some little embellishment extras you’re on your way to something fun.

Design Eat Repeat

Notice Board

Keep the kids organised with a notice board! Leave them reminders to do their home work and keep them on target to reaching some good grades. This simple design uses a photo frame and some stuffing and material so you can pin in your notes, but an alternative idea is some decorative paper with some twine and cute little pegs to ensure your notes don’t go missing.


Storage Boxes

Books come in abundance once the kids start back to school so these handy apple crate storage box ideas are a great upcycle project. With some paint and stencils or even some stuffing and fabric you can make these fun and personalised to suit your style.

Riciclo Tutto

Book Marks

Don’t let the kids lose their page with these make your own monster bookmarks. These fun book marks are simple to make with some paper – you could even add some googly eyes for that extra fun touch!


Have fun making some of these back to school crafts. Remember to check back in at our blog for some more craft inspiration too!